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'''Epic Games, Inc.''' (formerly '''Potomac Computer Systems''' and later '''Epic MegaGames, Inc.''') is an United States|American video game development company based in Cary, North Carolina, partially owned by Tencent. Founded in 1991, they are best known for their Unreal Engine technology, which has powered their popular in-house ''Unreal (video game series)|Unreal'', ''Gears of War'' and ''Infinity Blade'' series of games. It is the parent company of game developer Chair Entertainment, and also owns game studios in Seattle, Guildford, Berlin, Tokyo, and Seoul. Key developers at Epic Games include chairman, CEO and technical director Tim Sweeney (game developer)|Tim Sweeney, and lead programmer Steve Polge. Jerry O'Flaherty was the studio art director from 2003 to 2007. Chris Perna has been the art director since O'Flaherty's departure from the company....
LogoEpic Games logo.svg
Image captionEpic Games' headquarters in Cary, North Carolina
Former names{{Unbulleted list|Potomac Computer Systems {{small|(1991–92)}}|Epic MegaGames, Inc. {{small|(1992–99)}}}}
TypePrivately held company|Private
IndustryVideo game industry
Fate| founded = {{start date and age|1991}} in Potomac, Maryland|Potomac, Maryland, United States|U.S.
Founders{{Unbulleted list|Tim Sweeney (game developer)|Tim Sweeney|Mark Rein (software executive)|Mark Rein}}
Defunct
Hq location cityCary, North Carolina|Cary, North Carolina
Hq location countryUnited States|U.S.
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